Frequently Asked Questions

Are you accepting new members?

YES! Currently we have one space available.

Where is the boat located?

Ganges Marina, Saltspring Island

How much does it cost?

Membership costs for the first year are: share purchase of $1000, annual dues of $1000. Total first year fees = $2000. Annual membership cost for following years are $1000.

What happens when I leave the co-op?

If you decide to leave, your $1,000 of share money is returned to you provided you give proper notice. One year’s notice is required.

What Training is required?

A Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) or it’s international equivalent is required by everyone who operates a boat in Canada. You can get the card by taking a boating safety course online, We work with local providers offering courses leading to the required Sail Canada basic cruising certification. A Marine Radio Operator’s license is also required.

How do you book a boat ?

Boats can be booked for cruises up to seven days, six nights. Only one cruise of this length can be booked by any member during out high season of June 1 to September 15. Our cruises currently start on a Sunday and end on the following Saturday. Booking is done through a dedicated scheduling website and is monitored by a board member to ensure compliance and fairness.

  1. Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) You can find a list of PCOC providers here.
  2. Sail Canada Basic Cruising Certification
  3. Marine Radio Operators Certificate Local Power Squadron Course